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Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking

Present-day News Media, True Crime, and Fiction

Editors: Gregoriou, Christiana (Ed.)

  • Examines factual and fictional accounts of human trafficking published in several languages, in a range of countries and contexts
  • Defines 'human trafficking' and provides a comprehensive review and critique of existing literature
  • Highlights the impact of dominant narratives on the way in which trafficking and trafficking victims are categorised
  • Published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license
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This open access edited collection examines representations of human trafficking in media ranging from British and Serbian newspapers, British and Scandinavian crime novels, and a documentary series, and questions the extent to which these portrayals reflect the realities of trafficking. It tackles the problematic tendency to under-report particular types of victim and forms of trafficking, and seeks to explore both dominant and marginalised points of view. The authors take a cross-disciplinary approach, utilising analytical tools from across the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, literary and media studies, and cultural criminology. It will appeal to students, academics and policy-makers with an interest in human trafficking and its depiction in the modern day.

About the authors

Christiana Gregoriou is an Associate Professor in English Language at Leeds University’s School of English, UK. She is a specialist in crime fiction stylistics, and employs critical linguistic analysis to the study of crime fiction but also other crime-related discourse (including media texts and the true crime genre).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking: A Critical Review

    Pages 1-24

    Gregoriou, Christiana (et al.)

  • ‘Call for Purge on the People Traffickers’: An Investigation into British Newspapers’ Representation of Transnational Human Trafficking, 2000–2016

    Pages 25-59

    Gregoriou, Christiana (et al.)

  • Not All Human Trafficking is Created Equal: Transnational Human Trafficking in the UK and Serbian News Media Texts—Narratological and Media Studies Approaches

    Pages 61-87

    Muždeka, Nina

  • “In the Suitcase was a Boy”: Representing Transnational Child Trafficking in Contemporary Crime Fiction

    Pages 89-115

    Beyer, Charlotte

  • Who are the Traffickers? A Cultural Criminological Analysis of Traffickers as Represented in the Al Jazeera Documentary Series Modern Slavery: A Twenty-first Century Evil

    Pages 117-142

    Dearey, Melissa

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78214-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking
Book Subtitle
Present-day News Media, True Crime, and Fiction
Editors
  • Christiana Gregoriou
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78214-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78214-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78213-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08644-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 153
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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